In  what is one of the tightest races in years, Toyota remains the best-selling brand, slightly ahead of rivals Hyundai and Volkswagen

New car registrations in April were up 10 per cent on last year, with sales of 10,408 for the month. It brings the total so far this year to 93,240, a(...)

Toyota Ireland said it was “satisfied that it has at all times complied with competition law”. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

High Court proceedings by 15 Irish car dealers and repair garages against Toyota Ireland alleging anti-competitive behaviour have been struck out. (...)

Cycling: the most pleasant and almost the cheapest way of getting to work in London. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

After writing last week about my latest bike accident I received a fat virtual mailbag. Half the messages came from well-meaning people telling me I (...)

Testing times: The Equa air quality index tests are carried out by an independent firm called Emissions Analytics

In what may be regarded as something of a turning point for Volkswagen after its diesel emissions scandal, many of the German car giant’s current Eur(...)

“On no planet will any claim for the medicinal benefits of a feed of pints ever stand up.”

So, Toyota - the “best built cars in the world”, eh? The ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland that Toyota must stop this claim (...)

In response to the findings, the bemused car maker accused the advertising watchdog of ‘dancing on a pin head’.  Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toyota has been told to stop claiming that its cars are the “best built” in the world by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) which s(...)

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Every so often I drift back to the early 1990s, to a shed in Donore, not far from Newgrange, which is just outside Drogheda and just inside Co Meath.(...)

Former Aston Martin designer Henrif Fisker: His company folded after 4,000 Karma plug-in hybrids had been built and sold, but now he’s back on more familiar territory – designing a custom-built body for existing mechanicals

He was, along with Ian Callum, responsible for the design revolution that turned Aston Martin from moribund maker of grand tourers into a brand repeat(...)

Residents heading for a makeshift evacuation centre in Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan’s deadly earthquake and authoritie(...)

Volkswagen was the most popular make of new cars licensed last month with 12 per cent market share

The number of new cars licensed for the first time rose by 30.1 per cent in the first three months of the year, figures show. Data from the Central S(...)